I have been waiting to post this until I had the words to describe the past year of our lives. The truth is, I still have no words. Madelyn has been the biggest blessing. I really couldn't have asked for a better kid. And she's a kid now. Crazy... Today in particular she got her first hair cut and is walking on her own. I am just speechless. Life is just crazy when I think back to how things were a year ago today. So here's where she is at after one whole year of life.
31 inches, 22 pounds. Wears 12-18 month clothing. Can say a number of words. My favorites are "fish", "what's this", "pretty" and "mama" (Josh likes "dad"). Loves her bath time, story time (especially when she reads to herself) and mommy time. Smiles showing all 7 teeth, one dimple, and eye wrinkles. Crawls like crazy to the garage door when she knows Josh is home. Says "Ahhhhh" when she hugs you. Keeps her mouth open when she kisses you. She gets so excited about things that she doesn't know what to do. So she shakes her hands and flails her arms. She is eating four bottles of whole milk along with four "meals" a day. Some days she can't eat enough food. She likes variety, like her dad. Eats everything except chicken though. Still takes two naps a day. Generally 9-11 and 1-3. Is extremely imaginative when she plays with her toys. Plays well with others. Copies everything mommy does. Yells at me and tries to climb on me when I am on the phone or computer. I guess she knows... Pulls Belle's hair and tail on a regular basis. Belle complains but rarely moves. Plays the piano every night with daddy. And sometimes on her own. And so much more!
I just can't get enough. She is a dream come true. And God has everything to do with that.
Here is a little photo shoot that we did in her first house and first bedroom. It was a weird day, but the pictures turned out cute.
Here was our family trip to Montana at the beginning of July.
We had a fun birthday party, but I was so busy having fun I forgot to take pictures. So here is her "eating" her cake at her party.
And here is some footage of her walking today. She is so cute!